Subscribe Register Login

Friday, April 18, 2014, 1:48 p.m.
Top Picks - Capture Arkansas

Mali: Islamist rebels take another city

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 10, 2013 at 10:16 a.m.

— A spokesman for Mali’s Islamist rebels says they have seized control of the central city of Konna, encroaching further on government-held territory.

Sanda Abu Mohammed, spokesman of the Ansar Dine rebels, told AP on the phone from Timbuktu that the insurgents won control of Konna on Thursday.

The seizure of Konna, a city of 50,000 people 435 miles northeast of the capital, Bamako, marks a significant push by the rebels to Mali’s center.

A Mali army spokesman refused to comment on Konna but a soldier, who refused to give his name because he was not authorized to speak, said the army had retreated from Konna to the town of Sevare.

Local residents said the government air force is sending out planes to battle the rebels from Sevare’s military airport.

Comments on: Mali: Islamist rebels take another city

To report abuse or misuse of this area please hit the "Suggest Removal" link in the comment to alert our online managers. Read our Terms of Use policy.

Subscribe Register Login

You must login to make comments.

TOP JOBS

  • Student engagement s

    pecialistlyon College seeks a Student Engagement Specialist ...
    BATESVILLE, AR

  • Pharmacy technician

    Pharmacy Tech Instructor Hiring NOW! Remington College — Li...
    LITTLE ROCK, Arkansas

  • Clinical nurse mgr

    clinical nurse manager: Nephrology Practice in Hot Springs s...
    HOT SPRINGS NATIONAL PARK, AR

  • Masters level therap

    Arkansas Counseling Associatesist or RN:Must have a Masters ...
    WARM SPRINGS, AR

  • Livestock specialist

    Agronomy SpecialistJob Opening #12171MU Extension is seeking...
    SPRINGFIELD, MO

Search 738 jobs >

Top Picks - Capture Arkansas
Arkansas Online